조지아

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Korean[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Hangulization of the English word Georgia.

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

조지아 (Jojia)

  1. (South Korea) Georgia (the state of the United States of America)
  2. (South Korea) Georgia (the country in the Caucasus region of Eurasia)

Usage notes[edit]

Long in use as a name for the state of the United States, this word began to be used increasingly to refer to the country Georgia as well following a request by Georgia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 2011.

Synonyms[edit]
  • (state): 조지아주 (jojiaju, literally, "Georgia state")
  • (state): 죠지아 (jyojia, North Korean spelling)
  • (country): 그루지야 (geurujiya, current North Korean usage, also in use in South Korea)